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MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT YOU NEED 17 VISUAL SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN

READING, LEARNING, SPORTS, AND IN LIFE!

 

 

 

  1. Eye Movement Control - The ability to move both eyes together to point at an intended object or follow along a path like a line of text
  2. Simultaneous Focus at Far - Forming a clear image of something in the distance
  3. Sustaining Focus at Far - Keeping an image of something in the distance clear
  4. Simultaneous Focus at Near - Forming a clear image of something close to the eyes
  5. Sustaining Focus at Near - Keeping a clear image of something close to the eyes
  6. Simultaneous Alignment at Far - Lining up both eyes at the same point in the distance
  7. Sustaining Alignment at Far - Holding both eyes lined up at the same point in the distance
  8. Simultaneous Alignment at Near - Lining up both eyes at the same point up close
  9. Sustaining Alignment at Near - Holding both eyes lined up at the same point up close
  10. Central Vision (Visual Acuity) - This is where "20/20" vision comes in
  11. Peripheral Vision - Being able to see what is on either side of you while your eyes point forward
  12. Depth Awareness - Being able to tell that things are further away or closer up than other things (also known as Depth Perception)
  13. Color Perception - Being able to tell different colors apart (if you are not color-blind)
  14. Gross Visual-Motor - Moving yourself through space without bumping into things by using from your vision
  15. Fine Visual-Motor - Writing, sewing, texting, and doing other small and close-up activities with accuracy by using information from your vision
  16. Visual Perception - Being aware of your environment and what is going on around our visual field (the area you can see)
  17. Visual Integration  - Bringing together your vision and your other senses to accomplish complex tasks, like driving or sports
Reprinted from COVD.org